TouchArcade's Scores

  • Games
For 2,980 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 22% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Nimble Quest
Lowest review score: 20 Dexter The Game 2
Score distribution:
2980 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are five tutorials, which barely count as levels, and another 25 stages across five worlds. I was shocked by how well every level distinguished itself, even within worlds. Every new screen was like beginning a newly reset game of Mouse Trap, but with setup exorcised in favor of pure Goldbergian fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's obvious that Psyonix put a lot of care and effort into ARC Squadron and it certainly shows in all facets of the game. With a ton of content, smooth controls and visuals worth talking about, there's little to not enjoy about ARC Squadron.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Angry Birds is the Super Mario Brothers of mobile devices, and Angry Birds Space is so successful in redefining the Angry Birds formula that everyone should give it a try.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Sorcery! 3 is easily the biggest and most robust gamebook inkle has produced to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Little Luca is a charming, innovative and downright beautiful game – nay, piece of art – that no iOS user should be without.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The real magic lies in the emotional attachment to the characters and the whimsical sounds and visuals that permeate every inch of the touch screen.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are a lot of reasons to love a game. Great challenge, fun with friends, gorgeous design-all good reasons. Despite its rough edges, Mikey Shorts gets to me because it brings me to a place where I can play and have a great time, without hitting walls, without getting frustrated, without having to pass it on to the next kid in line. It's a good feeling, one I don't particularly want to give up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ghost Blade is without question the finest example of stylish action available on iOS to date, and an essential pick-up for any fan of action games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Oceanhorn might be a flawed, blatant rip-off of Zelda, but it’s worth playing — especially for the originality it does introduce.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With 40 levels to play, each with StarFruit to collect and ranks to earn, you'll get hours of fun out of Gesundheit!. It's a real charmer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It may not be as revolutionary as its progenitor but it's certainly capable of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the tower defense heavyweights in the App Store. SubAtomic Studios definitely have not lost their touch. Now, go buy it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fun time waster and you're a fan of Super Crate Box, Toast Time is for you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don't be confused by the Cartoon Network's publishing of the game: while this is a game that can be played by kids, adults and any kind of 'gamer' will find that it puts up a good fight.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's one of the most ambitious iPhone games I've played so far, and despite the questionable originality of the game I've really got to hand it to Gameloft for creating such an amazing iPhone experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you love 868-HACK or want a high score game with a unique touch, check out Helix.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Executive is one of the best mobile games of 2015, and is something that you need to play. It's so amusing and so much fun, that you're doing yourself a disservice by not playing it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game is incredibly well executed with excellent controls, has a ton of content and is a lot of fun. We highly recommend it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a massive, and immensely enjoyable experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It might seem a little pricey given its 8-bit origins, but I can promise you that when you're coming out the other end of Dragon Quest 3, you'll feel like every penny was well-spent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    868-HACK is for everyone who loves to tell themselves, “Just one more try”, and realize 2 more hours have passed. It’s that kind of gripping game experience that makes you forget all else exists at that moment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is one of my favorite iOS games of 2016 so far, and I strongly recommend giving it your attention, regardless of whether you're an old hand at the genre or a newcomer. Just make sure you play it through to the true ending, because if you don't, you'll never truly get ahead in your studies at this strange school.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though I've never been a huge fan of point-and-click adventure games, the story and all around high-quality production values of Broken Sword sucked me in like a good book.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Though it can be extremely frustrating, it rewards the player who pushes through the painful parts. Each time you replay a level you'll learn more, memorize more, become better at the game. The rush you'll get when you finally reach the end of a challenging level is worth the trouble, every time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I'm not sure what else to say in this review, because I don't want to spoil anything at all. Icycle: On Thin Ice is a wonderful game from start to finish, and one of those rare games that, as soon as I finished, made me want to discuss what it means with others.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyway, Enemy Unknown is a fantastic, superbly designed strategy game that hits a ton of different notes and nails all of them. If you're into strategy games, give this a go. It'll blow you away, and you'll probably walk away with a few stories to tell.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While in some ways I can understand people who miss the cozy little puzzle box the first game offered, I think it's truly impressive the way this series keeps taking big steps to shake things up. The Room Three, for better or for worse, is the biggest and most elaborate puzzle box Fireproof has designed yet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It totally captures that gameplay niche of a game you can load up and play for a few minutes while providing a feel of progression that also makes the title suitable for substantially longer play sessions- Especially once you start to discover some of its secrets and other particularly effective techniques for maximizing your score.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Crossy Road is a simple game, but there's clearly a lot of work that went into making it one of the best 'simple' experiences that can be enjoyed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're still even vaguely interested in Angry Birds games, you need Angry Birds Star Wars II. Hell, even if you haven't played an Angry Birds game in a while, it's still worth checking out, as firing off evil Boba Fett pigs at unsuspecting birds is just as much fun as you'd expect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bad Piggies is awesome, and needs to be a part of your iOS game collection just as much as the rest of the Angry Birds series. Rovio nails the same accessibility of the Angry Birds games while taking the franchise in a direction that feels both totally fresh and entirely appropriate.